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(1923-1953) Hiram King "Hank" Williams was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century. Hank Williams By The Bucketload In late November 1949, Hank hit the chart with ‘My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It,’ a song from well before World War II.
(1919-1991) Ernest Jennings Ford, known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American singer and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop, and gospel musical genres. ‘Sixteen Tons’: Tennessee Ernie Ford’s Heavy-Hitting Classic Tennessee Ernie Ford wasn’t the first to record ‘Sixteen Tons’, but he made it his signature song in 1955, and the title track of an album released in 1960.
(1929-2006) Alvis Edgar Owens Jr., professionally known as Buck Owens, was an American musician, singer, songwriter and band leader who had 21 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts with his band the Buckaroos. Country Original Buck Owens’ Capitol Debut ‘Buck Owens’ Capitol released the self-titled debut LP by the Texan country original in January 1961.
(1932-1963) Patsy Cline was an American country music singer and part of the Nashville sound during the late 1950s and early 1960s. She successfully "crossed over" to pop music and was one of the most influential, successful, and acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century. She died at age 30 in the crash of a private airplane. Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits is a compilation consisting of American country pop music singer, Patsy Cline's greatest hits. The album consists of Cline's biggest hits between 1957 and 1963. It is one of the biggest selling albums in the United States by any female country music artist.
(1917-1980) Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine was an American country music singer and songwriter associated with truck driving songs, particularly those recited as narratives, but set to music. The most noted examples are his 1965 number one hit "Giddyup Go" and his 1976 number one hit "Teddy Bear". Honky Tonks, Truckers & Tears: The Billboard Country Chart Hits 1964-1980
(1903-1992) Roy Claxton Acuff was an American country music singer, fiddler, and promoter, freemason. Known as the "King of Country Music," Acuff is often credited with moving the genre from its early string band and "hoedown" format to the singer-based format that helped make it internationally successful. The king of country music : The complete Foundational Recordings 1936-1951